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JCPS asks LouisvilleKY parents and community for input

Louisville, KY., —Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) has opened a survey to gather input from parents, students and community members as the district reviews and considers changes to its student assignment plan. The survey runs through Friday, Dec. 21. “Community input is absolutely vital to this process,” JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio said. “The survey offers another avenue for families and stakeholders to weigh in on the issues and values that are important to them as the district reviews and updates how students are assigned to school. Our goal is clear: maintain our commitment to a diverse learning environment and meet the needs…


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LouisvilleKY gets ready for snow season

Louisville, KY – Joined by the 265 regular members of the Louisville Metro Snow Team, Mayor Greg Fischer declared today that the city is battle ready for winter 2018-19. Mayor Fischer also named dozens of Jefferson County Public School students as honorary members of the Snow Team. The students — from Medora, Fairdale, Johnsontown, Greenwood, Schaffner Traditional and Stonestreet elementary schools — decorated six  snow plows that will be part of the Lots of Lights Parade during the Light Up Louisville celebration on Nov. 23. Three of the plows were displayed during today’s event in the Cardinal Stadium parking lot. After…


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Thousands of students, teachers, government officials and more to attend LouisvilleKY’s summit on opioid awareness

Mayor Fischer, Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, DEA 360, Jefferson County Public Schools present event promoting healthy choices and a drug-free lifestyle LOUISVILLE (OCT. 23, 2018) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Dr. Marty Pollio, superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools, are joining The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the DEA 360 Campaign to host the first Louisville Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Freedom Hall. Public health officials refer to the opioid drug epidemic as the worst drug crisis in American history, and Kentucky is among the hardest hit states in the nation. According to the CDC, opioids claimed the lives of 1,404 people in…


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LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place Partners Hosts Eight Back to School Events

Louisville, KY., – Neighborhood Place and numerous community partners will offer eight back to school events in late July and early August 2018.  These events will provide free school supplies while supplies last as well as a wide range of services and resources to help local youth and families be better prepared for the start of school year. The bulk of the supplies and funding for these events comes from area businesses, churches, schools and individual donors.  To learn more about specific activities, eligibility and other requirements, please refer to list below: July 26, Back to School Festival at Valley High School,…


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LouisvilleKY students put their knowledge to the test this weekend

DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION HOSTS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE ON SATURDAY   Louisville, KY.   – Class Act Federal Credit Union and the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation will host dozens of talented kids at the Academic Challenge this weekend. The quick-recall tournament is set for this Saturday, March 24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown. The tournament is coordinated by Jefferson County Public Schools is scheduled for 8 AM to 3 PM. “The Academic Challenge event is a great way to showcase the academic achievements of not only our local students, but also our public schools,” said Jeff English, President of the KDF Foundation. “The competition continues to…


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LouisvilleKY’s RoboRumble is this weekend

DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY March 8, 2018. Louisville, KY. – Get ready to ROBORUMBLE!  Samtec has teamed up with the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation and Jefferson County Public Schools for the 2018 RoboRumble Regional Robotic Tournament. The event is this Saturday, March 10 at Marion C. Moore High School. The tournament challenges students and teams from Jefferson County schools and surrounding regions to design, build and compete with robots. The competition begins at 9 AM with the awards ceremony following at 3 PM. “Samtec is pleased to sponsor the KDF Foundation RoboRumble Robotic Tournament,” said John Hynes, Director of Product Marketing. “We are committed to supporting…


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LouisvilleKY’s Dr. Martin Pollio Named Acting Superintendent of JCPS

Dr. Pollio will officially assume the post on July 2. Story from JCPS’ website May 16, 2017—This evening, the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE) announced the selection of Dr. Martin “Marty” Pollio to serve as acting superintendent of the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District. Dr. Pollio will officially assume the post on July 2. “Dr. Pollio is the right person at the right time to steer this district—providing stability and direction while giving the board time to name a superintendent,” said Board Chair Chris Brady. “Dr. Pollio has a proven track record of turning around struggling schools, increasing…


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LouisvilleKY explores “Say Yes” opportunity, which could provide scholarships to all high school grads

Informational Meeting for Community Partner Programs on Monday LOUISVILLE (July 25, 2016) –  Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens will meet with community leaders this afternoon to learn more about “Say Yes to Education,”  a national foundation that could help Louisville become the next community to guarantee a tuition-free college option to all high school graduates. “This could be transformational for Louisville’s next generation of leaders – and it would shift the landscape of economic development for decades to come,” Mayor Fischer said. “Imagine if every child in Louisville could go to college, without…


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Louisville Ky girl wins KDF spelling bee

Louisville, Ky., – Third time was a charm for 10-year-old Tara Singh of Louisville as she won the 23rd annual Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee today. Singh, who was competing for the third year in a row, correctly spelled “Eponym” – (of a person) giving their name to something. The competition was held in the Bomhard Theatre at the Kentucky Center for the Arts (501 W. Main Street in Louisville). Amber Voigtschild of Lawrence County, Indiana, was runner-up in the competition among students from Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  Singh represents Jefferson County Private Schools and is a…


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Louisville Ky schools on alert after “nonspecific” threat

From an email sent to JCPS parents: Louisville, Ky., – Out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying you that LMPD has received a nonspecific threat for Friday, Jan. 8, against unnamed schools – the report didn’t specify whether the schools were public or private. This appears to be another in a series of threats being reported to educational institutions across the country recently. JCPS safety protocol dictates that we operate all schools on a normal schedule but at a heightened level of security (Level 3).  Therefore, exterior doors to your child’s school will be locked at all times,…